Well those 1st couple of weeks in September turned out to be a wincey bit warm! I'm pleased to say that whilst at times it felt moister than an otters bum cheeks, we continued to host some absolutely epic events, from our Blockbuster Film Club screening of Cool Runnings, to our retro gaming & classic album Sundays, as well as fantastic live gigs from The Soul Enforcement Bureau, Desert Penguins, Rowsie, Holly Henderson, Freddie Cowan (from The Vaccines), The Zeroes and The Indie Scene. Tonight we have teamed back up with Gazza Records and have live music from Will Poyer and 2x NYC bands (Grasping Straws & Cannonball Statman)!!!
Teaming up with other local independents is something we hope to do even more of. Gazza Records runs a monthly Classic Album Sunday plus promotes some fantastic gigs at The CCB (next up is Gaz Brookfield, who's new album is currently at #1 in the UK Folk Album Charts)! We teamed up with VG Pizza Focaccia at our last movie night and hope to do some regular events together soon, the LB Film Fest will be hosting 2 events at the CCB at the end of this month and excitingly, we are teaming up at the end of this month with Ollie Vees Tiki Lounge, to host the fantastic Ichi Bons!!! More details about that special collaboration gig are to follow, but for now, check out some of the pics from September...
And we still have more to come!!!
THURSDAY 14th SEPT, 8PM:
Join us for a night of good ol' Rock'n'Roll as we have fantastic live music from HIPBONE SLIM & THE KNEEJERKS plus DJ DIMM will be getting things warmed up with some classic Rockabilly vinyl!
This new Hipbone Slim incarnation features 3 stalwarts of the British rock n roll/garage scene... Hipbone Slim aka Sir Bald Diddley - Guitar, Harmonica and Vocals, Pete Scoundrel (Thee Cybermen) - Bass, Keys, Vocals & Bash Brand (Thee Milkshakes, Headcoats,Wreckless Eric etc) - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Alongside their 2 new albums recorded either side of lockdown, Hipbone Slim & The Kneejerks have previously recorded 15 much lauded albums in various guises.
100% original material with more than a nod to Link Wray, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, The
Sonics, Howlin' Wolf, The Kinks and many others!
• Recently featured in Stranger Things TV series.
• Drummer Bruce Brand has made 2 albums with Link Wray!
• "Britain's Best Kept Secret" Maximum RnR - US
Tickets: £7 (inc)
FRIDAY 15th SEPT, 9PM: BAD HOMBRE
It's time to get the party started, as Bad Hombre are back in town!!!
Playing brilliant covers from The Jam to The Fratelli's!
Dancing shoes are highly recommended!!!
Free Entry. 18+
SATURDAY 16th SEPT:
12-6pm: BYO VINYL
No pre-booking required, all genres welcome, friendly atmosphere, great decks and sound system, adult only.
9pm: BLACK ROSE SOCIETY
It's been a while, but THEY'RE BACK!!! Awesome classic rock, live and LOUD!!!
Free Entry. 18+
Then this Sunday 12-4pm, join us for Ska From The Bar.
DJ Double Deckers are here with a brilliant soundtrack of ska, soul, punk & rock'n'roll classic vinyl... Perfect for a Sunday afternoon! It's free entry. 16+
AND STILL TO COME THIS SEPTEMBER...
WEDNESDAY 20th SEPT: The Eco Social
Join us for Pool, darts, board games and beers, PLUS your chance to chat to likeminded people who care about our environment. 18+. Free Entry
FRIDAY 22nd SEPT: FOLK METAL (entry £5)
2 amazing folk metal bands: Albion + Bring To Bear.
Trust us, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!!!
SATURDAY 23rd SEPT: SH*T SHIRT SATURDAY!!!
With live music from That's What She Said!
18+ Free Entry
Sunday 24th SEPT: Ollie Vees Presents The Ichi Bons!
A Crazed and Blazing Mixture of Rockabilly, Surf & Twang! PLUS TOP DJS LITTLE CARL, LUCKY LA ROCKA & BATMAN
£12 Advance £15 at Door Doors 4pm till 9pm (we are open as a bar from midday)
Tickets £15 from https://www.ollievees.co.uk/tickets
The Three Amigos are proud to present , from Toronto, Canada...on their exclusive first British tour , the amazing ICHI BONS ! This powerhouse trio mix up a savage cocktail of instro Surf, Rock n Roll, Rockabilly & Garage Beat ! In support we have from Leicester ' Return of the Seven' a rock n roll beat combo featuring an ex Meteor !
Spinning the vinyl to keep you dancing we have DJ's ...
Batman * Lucky La Rocka * Little Carl
This Wild International Tiki Surftastic Event will start in the afternoon with top DJS LITTLE CARL, LUCKY LA ROCKA & BATMAN spinning all day! Band on at 7pm.
Don't miss this one, its the hottest gig the year BOOM! Now at The Crooked Crow Bar
WEDNESDAY 27th SEPT: CASTLE COMEDY NIGHT
A classic mixed bill of comedy featuring TV names and rising stars.
TONY LAW - Canadian surrealist and master story-teller! He is a three-time Chortle Award winner, Amused Moose Best Show winner and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. His extensive TV and radio credits include: Have I Got News For You, The Alternative Comedy Experience, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Celebrity Mastermind, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe. He also has his own Radio 4 Special........... Tony Law's Surreal Guide To Surreal Comedy!
"Takes post-modern stand-up to a dangerously funny new level" - The Guardian ****
PAUL COX - is a professional comedian, writer and broadcaster. He is a regular on the GB News show 'Headliners', has a popular weekly off beat newspaper column in the Portsmouth News, which inspired his podcast 'Paul The Other One'. Paul was a finalist in the prestigious Hackney Empire New Act (NATYS) in 2018.
''Very funny and warm'' - Evening Standard
The show will feature full support from top UK comedians and the host for the show is Paul Revill.
THURSDAY 28th SEPT: LB FILM FEST MIDWEEK SCREENING - DOCUMENTARIES Enjoy films by your local filmmakers in the cozy vibes of The Crooked Crow Bar! We have four very interesting documentaries lined up this evening as well as a Q&A with the filmmakers. From historical subjects, to drag kings, rock 'n roll and a well known local building. Find out more about the films in our film guide on the website.
Tickets for this event only: £7.50 (16+ only) https://www.lbfilmfest.com/event-details/midweek-screening
The selected movies are: • Diane Torr: Becoming king • Legacy of the shadow children • The Black Horse • Wild horses
FRIDAY 29th SEPT: Before World Domination (B4WD)
From The Sublime presents, 3 awesome original bands: Graveyard Rats, Say Yes Do Nothing & Skimmington Ride. Doors 8pm. 18+. Entry £3 otd
SATURDAY 30th SEPT: The 38s
Dust off those dancing shoes and get ready for a night of mod, ska, soul & rock'n'roll!
9pm. Free Entry. 18+